"This is a quickly changing landscape. Golda's expertise as a practicing physician, combined with her extensive knowledge of digital marketing, makes her a unique and critical resource for our healthcare customers," states Howard Lerman, Yext Co-Founder & CEO. "We're honored to have her join us in this advisory role, and look forward to making even greater strides in the healthcare industry with her guidance."
Yext for Healthcare makes it easy to manage information and content about physicians and facilities across the PowerListings® network of maps, apps, social networks and search engines — including Google, Apple, Bing, Yahoo, and Facebook — which patients use to find providers.
Yext's recent analysis of 1,800 physicians and healthcare facilities — across 15,000 listings — uncovered a full blown crisis in healthcare data. In an industry where minutes can mean life or death, Yext found:
- Nearly one-third (31.5%) lacked any online local listing. That's 3.6x greater than the 'unlisted' percentage of other businesses (8.68%).
- Of the listed healthcare facilities, 48% contained basic address errors that could result in misdirected patients.
- 29% of those listed healthcare facilities were also missing accurate phone numbers.
"Updated and accurate listings are imperative to patient satisfaction, which is also the cornerstone of the new model of reimbursement," says Hartman. "Neglecting to address location data for physicians and surgeons has a direct effect on the patient experience. Physician focus should remain on patient care rather than attempting to update numerous listing sites, especially when Yext's technology exists to do so with such accuracy. I am excited to champion Yext as we embark on perfect location data for every physician on every device."
A New Orleans native, Hartman holds an MD from Louisiana State University and completed her residency in Pediatrics at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She is actively licensed and board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.
Visit www.yext.com/healthcare to learn more about Yext For Healthcare, download our whitepaper, and to set up a demo.
Yext is the global location data management leader, and our mission is to help people go places. The award-winning Yext LMP enables companies of all sizes to manage location data across their websites, mobile apps, internal systems, and the industry's largest ecosystem of maps, apps, social networks, directories, and search engines including Google, Apple, Facebook, Bing, and Yahoo. Our products—PowerListings®, Pages, and Xone®—enable the world's 50 million businesses to drive face-to-face and digital interactions that boost brand awareness, drive foot traffic, and increase sales.
Based in the heart of New York City with a growing team of over 500 employees worldwide, Yext has been recognized as one of America's fastest growing companies by the Inc. 500 (#212 in 2015), one of Forbes' Most Promising Companies (2014 & 2015) and one of Fortune's Best Places to Work (2014 & 2015). Learn more about how we help people go places at www.yext.com.
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